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Scholarships Available for Undergraduate Students Interested in Human Labor Rights

For students interested in labor, human rights, and social justice, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies offers 5 different scholarships for undergraduate students (who must be enrolled for Autumn Quarter of the upcoming academic year):


Deadline to apply is Monday, April 23rd 2018


The Martin and Anne Jugum Scholarship annually awards $5,500 to an undergrad student who exhibits a commitment to labor research or involvement with the labor movement.


The Gundlach Scholarship provides $5,500 in financial support to an undergraduate or graduate student who exhibits a strong commitment to Labor Studies.


The Samuel B. Bassett Scholarship established to memorialize long-time Seattle labor lawyer Samuel B. Bassett, this scholarship awards $5,500 to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in labor relations.


The Labor and Employment Relations Association Scholarship provides $1,000 for students, graduate or undergraduate, who are committed to pursuing a profession in labor and/or labor management.


Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Studies  provides $5,500 in financial support to either graduate students, or entering freshmen or transfer students to the University of Washington who are committed to the principles of justice and equality and have demonstrated financial need.


Best Paper Prize in Labor Studies recognizes the best undergraduate and graduate papers written on a labor-related topic with a prize of $500. Papers may focus on any dimension of United States or international labor, including class relations, social conditions, working-class culture or politics, work and gender, work and race/ethnicity, unions, and comparative labor relations.


For further information on requirements or eligibility, check out our scholarship and prizes page or Contact the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at or (206) 543-7946. You may also visit the Bridges Center office on the UW Seattle campus in Smith Hall, room M266, located on the mezzanine level between the second and third floors.